A boxing star is set to spar with young people to show them his techniques.

James DeGale MBE, two-time International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-middleweight Champion of the World will be visiting Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre in St Albans on Saturday, September 21.

Mr DeGale will be sparring with children and adults as he will host a free 20-minute technique session in a boxing ring which will be set up in the sports hall.

Mr DeGale said: “I feel honoured to be asked to run some boxing taster sessions and am looking forward to seeing what talent St Albans has to offer.

“I suspect I will have some competition to contend with – especially from younger boys and girls who really love trying out the moves. I’d better watch out.

“Boxing drills are fantastic for fitness, discipline and stamina. If you have never tried it before, this open day is a great opportunity to give it a go.”

James is a member at Westminster Lodge where he trains in the pool and gym. He will be joined by his sister and boxing coach Eloise to deliver the session.

There will be technique sessions for young children (aged 8-16) and for adults (17 and older).

Everyone Active general manager Lesley Garner said: “We are delighted that James is offering to host these boxing sessions and can’t wait to see some of his expert moves being demonstrated.

“James trained in the pool here as part of his preparation for professional fights and he has retired he also regularly uses our gym.

“I know people have been itching to see him in boxing action and members often ask him for advice and tips.

"We look forward to welcoming everyone and invite people to make a day of it by trying out the Boxfit class, jumping into the pool and enjoying the family fun."